A driver is fighting for his life after a car crash earlier this morning (January 3).

The man, who is thought to be in his 20s, veered off South Road, Hailsham, before hitting a wall and flipping his car onto the roof.

Firefighters were called shortly after 5.10am and cut the driver free.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital with what police described as “potentially life-threatening injuries”.

The incident has closed the A295, one of the main routes into Hailsham off the A22, and is likely to cause a significant amount of morning rush hour disruption.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call police on 101 quoting Operation Goldwick or e-mail collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk